Tag Archives: Contracting News

JobServe moves into South Africa with JobNet Brand

Speaking on the move into South Africa, Wendy Cowell, the company’s Online Sales & Business Development Manager said that “Africa’s largest economy will probably expand by over 5 percent in 2011, and both the mining and manufacturing sectors both face critical skill shortages. This is where JobServe’s international presence and our partner’s immigration skills can […]

2 out of 5 Employers decrease funding for learning & development

The learning and development talent advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Dr John McGurk, said that \”With the full impact of the spending cuts yet to be felt in the public sector, maintaining support for employee development by linking it to organisational change is essential if organisations are to steer through […]

Surge in Demand for IT Professionals

Speaking further to the latest statistics the CEO of e-skills UK, Karen Price, said that \”While this is good news for IT professionals seeking employment in the sector, the drop in the number of ready candidates with the required set of skills may start to become a problem for recruiters.\” Last month recruitment market indicators […]

London 2012 may create 5,000 IT jobs and leave a high tech footprint

The Managing Director at Greythorn, Paul Winchester, said that “The IT and telecoms infrastructure required to host the Olympics will leave a significant high-tech footprint on the UK labour market. Before the Olympics begin, emergency service lines need to be secured, WiFi coverage needs to be expanded and measures must be taken to prevent cyber […]

EFA says employers show unconscious favouritism

The research revealed that: 35% of respondents said they face discrimination when applying for a job or promotion 17% said that the reason for discrimination was due to age The most commonly shared characteristics were: Age (68%) Gender (62%) Social Background (53%) According to the Chief Executive of the Employers Forum on Age (EFA), Denise […]

Prime Minister announces plans to inspire new entrepreneurs

Speaking at the launch of the scheme the Prime Minister said that “We won’t build the future we want to see in this country if we go back to the bad old days of big government spending, big borrowing and big debt. The recovery we need is a private sector-led recovery, a recovery with ‘Made […]

REC announces plans for an AWR Summit

Speaking on the summit, Kevin Green, the Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said that “We are now only seven months away from the introduction of one of the most significant pieces of regulation ever to affect the recruitment industry.  Our members’ recent feed-back still shows that clear guidance is still needed and […]

Unemployment Figures hit 2.53 million however number of IT Contracts surge

The Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Kevin Green, said that “There have been positive signs of improving employer confidence and increased hiring activity in many sectors. However, today’s figures confirm that the private sector is some way off being able to absorb public sector job cuts. The continuing rise in the number […]

IT Contract Market Surging Ahead

The Managing Director of IT recruiter Jenrick recently said that “Our clients have been motivated to engage IT contract expertise to re-boot projects that have been in the doldrums. With all the signs that the UK is in the throes of recovery, clients find they have a need to regain their competitive edge and ‘steal […]